Research

One major thread of my research is understanding phonology and its interfaces, in particular morphologically and syntactically conditioned prosodic patterns and the choreography of post-syntactic PF operations which take place at this interface. Another thread involves historical and areal phonology of the Niger-Congo phylum of Africa, including conducting fieldwork in Nigeria on the Edoid, Ijoid, and Kainji families. Click on the [+/-] below to see some current projects I am working on.

[+/-] Dominance effects in grammatical tone assignment

[+/-] Morphological accent assigned outside of a metrical window in Ese'eja

[+/-] DM operations as OT constraints: Clitics in Degema

[+/-] Areal typology of West African phonological systems

[+/-] Grammatical description of Esan